Man paragliding over the pyramids captures what’s written on the top

Nobody knows what the carvings mean, or why or how they got there.
  • Yanis Terzis filmed himself sailing over the Giza pyramids
  • The aerial footage captured hieroglyphs and carvings on top
  • Its meaning and origins are a mystery – but there are theories

Published on Jan 30, 2024 at 6:29PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 14, 2024 at 1:35PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

You’d expect to be awestruck paragliding over the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, but adrenaline junkie, Yanis Terzis, saw something he hadn’t expected.

Carvings in the stone can be seen right at the very top.

However, rather than ancient messages carved into the stone as it was hoisted in place around 4,500 years ago, it seems they’re a little more recent.

According to Reddit, rather than carvings that have weathered a desert climate for millenia, it’s graffiti “written by people who climbed the pyramids” more recently.

Rules and regulations are now in place to protect one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

“The graffiti pre-dates the rules set in place against climbing,” one commenter on X eplained.

These only officially came into effect in November 2019.

The penalty is at least one month’s imprisonment and/or a fine between EGP 10,000 ($620) and EGP 100,000 ($6,200). 

A robot inside the Great Pyramid has also been able to go where humans can’t reach and reveal its secrets with hidden footage.

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